Orlando Residents Urged To Conserve Water Due To Shortage Of Liquid Oxygen Used To Treat City’s Supply

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

The city of Orlando and its water utility on Friday appealed to residents to cut back sharply on water usage for at least several weeks because of a pandemic-triggered shortage of liquid oxygen used to treat water.

Orlando Utilities Commission consumes 10 tankers of liquid oxygen each week to remove odor and color from water. A sharp increase in the usage of liquid oxygen by hospitals in treating COVID-19 patients has resulted in short supplies for other uses.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer asked residents to immediately cut back on watering their lawns for a least a week. “We can overcome this,” Dyer said.

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